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Robinson Willey


Established in 1960, and with a manufacturing pedigree that spans over 50 years, Robinson Willey is a name that is known and trusted. As well as being the UK's leading supplier of contract fires, the RW name is arguably one of the world's most recognised gas fire brands. Hence, understanding and meeting your heating needs comes as second nature to us.

Today with millions of RW gas and electric fires installed throughout homes in the UK, this much loved British-manufactured brand is synonymous with quality, reliability and energy efficiency. These attributes are reflected in a comprehensive range of gas and electric fires, electric suites and fire surrounds that are dedicated to meeting your heating needs and they confirm our reputation for excellence.

Robinson Willey is part of Glen Dimplex UK Limited - the UK heating division of the multi national Glen Dimplex Group - one the world's largest electrical heating businesses. With household brand names like Dimplex, Belling, Morphy Richards appliances and Lec refrigeration, the Glen Dimplex Group has a strong heritage that dates back decades in the manufacturing of heating and domestic appliance products. Being part of this establishment not only enables us to take advantage of valuable group resources and significant investment in product innovation; it ensures the continued building of our time-honoured brand.

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Are all gas fires efficient?

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The efficiency of a gas fire is dependent on many factors. All RW fires are designed to provide the maximum efficiency for their type and, whilst our open fronted insets provide 68% efficiency, our radiant and LFE outset ranges are 89% efficient.

I have not got a chimney, can I still have a gas fire?

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Yes, providing you have a suitable outside wall, you can have a RW roomed sealed (RS) fire. These are extremely efficient fires, as they do not need room air for combustion

What is the difference between an inset & outset gas fire?

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Inset fires are designed to sit inside the fireplace, providing a near flush finish and are particularly suitable for installation with a fire surround and back panel. Outset fires sit forward of the fireplace and connect to the flue using a closure plate.

What type of fire should I choose?

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Your choice of fire is dependent upon a number of factors. First of all, you must consider the type of flue. Most older homes have a traditional flue and chimney pot and these fireplaces will be able to use all our conventional flued products (both inset and outset). However, some homes may have a pre-cast flue with a ridge vent terminal rather than a chimney pot. If no flue exists, a room sealed fire (RS) may be an option - providing a suitable outside wall is available

What is the difference between radiant & convected heat?

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Radiant heat is felt directly from the incandescent fuel effects giving off heat and it travels in a straight line. Convected heat is generated by the cooler room air being heated as it passes over the fire's heat exchanger. It is delivered back into the room from dedicated slots on the fire. All our gas fires provide both radiant and convected heat.

What is a heat Xchanger?

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When you are buying a fire for performance you will not be able to beat the Robinson Willey range. All our fires come with a dedicated heat exchanger which means that the amount of convected heat is unsurpassed by any other fire of its kind. The flue gases are directed from the firebox into the heat exchanger and after scrubbing as much useful heat as it can the products of combustion are safely released into the flue

Are Robinson Willey fires energy efficient?

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Robinson Willey gas fires are amongst some of the most energy efficient models available.

Are your products safe?

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All Robinson Willey products carry the CE Mark, complying with the European Safety Standards. All Robinson Willey products conform to relevant safety standards, however, during use, parts of the casing become hot. Therefore if aged or inform persons or young children are left unsupervised in the vicinity of the heater, a suitable guard is recommended as is normal with many types of heating appliances in similar circumstances, to ensure contact with the heater is avoided and objects cannot be inserted into the product. Gas and electric fires should never be covered or positioned where objects may fall onto them. Stringent quality controls are applied to every part of the manufacturing process which is ISO 9001:2008 approved.

Can I wall mount my gas fire?

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Some of our fires can be wall mounted, such as the radiant outset fires. Please see individual fire brochures (installation manual) for full details.

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